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Hello Janneke! Sadly I don't speak Dutch, so I'm unable to provide a translation. The best I can suggest is Google Translate, though that's far from perfect.

Damian Walker - 14:42, 26/04/2017 - Ludus Latrunculorum

Thanks for your query, David. I decided when I built this site to list games no more recent than 1900, as there are simply too many games (proprietary and otherwise) published since then. Hex is a good game, but it was published in the 1960s.

Damian Walker - 14:40, 26/04/2017 - Building Games

Sorry for the late reply, Kevin! It may be to late for your class, as I've just found your comment buried under spam.

The page has been built up and amended over the years, but I think the last edit was in 2014. Unlike in my books I haven't kept a meticulous record of where everything came from, but I think most of the information was updated when I published this:

Walker, D. G. A Book of Historic Board Games. Hull: Cyningstan, 2014.

Damian Walker - 14:36, 26/04/2017 - Nine Men's Morris

why is it not in dutch????????????????????????????????????????

Janneke Schapenvacht - 07:56, 11/04/2017 - Ludus Latrunculorum

I just ran across this.  Wonder if it's a descendent.

Karen Robinson - 17:03, 14/03/2017 - Royal Game of Ur

Why isn't HEX on your site because if it isn't it should be 

i think that Hex is a terriffic game 

David Munns - 22:59, 13/03/2017 - Building Games

Hello! great article here on this game! Im working on a paper for my history class and would love to credit this website in my paper, could you please provide me with the date of publication, and contributors, publishers? That would be AWESOME! thank you so much. I look forward to hearing from you!

Kevin Erickson - 21:41, 12/03/2017 - Nine Men's Morris

Thanks for the game!

Karen Robinson - 20:41, 08/03/2017 - Catch the Hare

Thanks for your query, George! I used OpenOffice Draw for these diagrams. I did them between six and eleven years ago, though. If I were to do a similar project now, I'd probably use Inkscape instead.

Damian Walker - 11:39, 02/01/2017 - Traditional Board Games Leaflets

Out of interest, what did you use to make the isometric diagrams?

George Pollard - 01:03, 26/12/2016 - Traditional Board Games Leaflets

The picture at the top of the page is of the ones I used to make. I don't reproduce museum photos here for copyright reasons, but if you do an image search on Google you'll find plenty of photos of the original in the British Museum.

Damian Walker - 06:12, 06/12/2016 - Royal Game of Ur

hello i need to know how it looks like i mean can u please explain how it looks like??????????????????????????????????????

question - 15:30, 05/12/2016 - Royal Game of Ur